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William Hogarth, A Chorus of Singers

A Chorus of Singers, 1732

William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)

RA Collection: Art

A rehearsal for the oratorio Judith, written by William Huggins with music by William Defesch. Huggins was a close friend of the artist, William Hogarth, and Hogarth later painted Huggins' portrait (1758-9, Houghton Library, Harvard University).

In its first two states this print was used as a subscription ticket for Hogarth's print A Modern Midnight Conversation (a receipt was originally below the image and although it has been cut off, traces are still visible here). In this final state the print was sold as one of 'Four Groups of Heads', another of which was Hogarth's Company of Undertakers (17/3432).

Object details

Title
A Chorus of Singers
Artist/printmaker
William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)
Date
1732
Object type
Print
Dimensions

178 mm x 165 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
17/3883
This image is from a book

Hogarth's prints. Vol. I. - [s.l.]: [n.d.]

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